Weather and Emergency Status

SJU Emergency Cancellation Information

In the event of an official class cancellation or campus closing due to weather, power outage, or other emergency, notice can be obtained from the communications listed below:

University Phone Message: Call 610-660-3333
University Web Site: http://www.sju.edu
Digital Signage Locations: Campus-wide Locations

The KYW Storm Center

KYW and its affiliates (KYW 1060AM, KYW-TV Channel 3, CW Philly Channel 57, and CBS3 HD Channel 233) provide up-to-date and official information on SJU course delays, cancellations, and campus closings. Below are the SJU identification numbers:

Day Programs (Starting time Until 4PM): 216
Evening (Starting at 4:30PM) and Weekend Programs: 2104

KYW Phone Alerts: The KYW Storm Center offers a service that will provide school closing information through a direct message to your phone. You can sign up for this service at http://www.kyw1060.com and select the KYW School Closing link.

KYW Text Alerts: The KYW Storm Center also offers a service that will provide school closing information through text alerts to cell phones, PDAs, and smart phones. You can sign up for this service at http://www.kyw1060.com and select the KYW School Closing link.

Class Schedule Delay / School Closing and Cancellation Options

Day Classes

1-Hour Delay - All classes scheduled to begin before 9am are cancelled. Offices open at 10 AM.
2-Hour Delay - All classes scheduled to begin before 10am are cancelled. Offices open at 11am.
Classes Cancelled (All classes are cancelled).
University Closed (All classes are cancelled and offices are closed).

Day Online and Hybrid Classes

Unless there is an on-campus event scheduled for the day of the cancellation or closure, all online course activity will continue during course cancellations and university closures. For specific details, refer to the Course Expectation Form for the specific online course.

Evening and Weekend Classes

The following options are available for the Evening and Weekend Programs (note: any class that begins after 4:30 p.m. is considered an evening class, regardless of a student's designation)

Evening Classes
There are no delays for evening classes.

Weekend classes may be delayed:
1-Hour Delay - All classes scheduled to begin before 9am are cancelled.
2-Hour Delay - All classes scheduled to begin before 10am are cancelled.
Classes Cancelled (All classes are cancelled).
University Closed (All classes are cancelled and offices are closed).

Evening and Weekend Online and Hybrid Courses

Unless there is an on-campus event scheduled for the day of the cancellation or closure, all online course activity will continue during course cancellations and university closures. For specific details, refer to the Course Expectation Form for the specific online course.

Office and Service Availability During Class Cancellations and Closures:

Once classes are cancelled, all buildings will be closed but may be accessible by ID Card if you have access rights to the building. Unless specified, the following facilities will remain open during any class cancellation or campus closure:

  • The Campion Center
  • Residence Halls
  • Residence Dining Facilities
  • Recreation Centers
  • The Perch

Post Learning Commons and Francis A. Drexel Library

Unless otherwise specified, the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library will open according to the same delay policies for the Day Programs. During class cancellations and university closures, please check the Library website for updated hours.

Athletics & Campus Events

Updates regarding Athletic Events and Closures can be found on the SJU Hawks Website
Updates regarding Other Campus Events and Closures (e.g., performances, special events, etc.) can be found on The Nest

Shuttle Services

University provided shuttle services will continue through course cancellations and campus closures until it is determined that it is no longer safe to proceed. For more information about shuttle service during inclement weather contact Public Safety at 610-660-1111. Announcements of changes to the shuttle service are placed on the SJU Transloc Transportation App.




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